Off the Grid News – by Daniel Jennings
Some of the biggest names in the dairy business killed more than a half million cows in an effort to keep milk prices high nationwide over the past decade.
A class-action lawsuit alleges that customers paid higher milk and dairy prices because farmers – both big and small — slaughtered more than 500,000 cattle under an agreement with the National Milk Producers Federation. The idea was to keep the supply of milk down. Continue reading “Rigged: Dairy Industry Killed 500,000 Of Its Own Cows To Keep Milk Prices High”
IRS Repeats Warning about Phone Scams.
“Potential phone scam victims may be told that they owe money that must be paid immediately to the IRS or they are entitled to big refunds. When unsuccessful the first time, sometimes phone scammers call back trying a new strategy.
Other characteristics of these scams include: Continue reading “My Experience with an IRS Phone Scammer”
Yahoo News – by Manuel Mogato
MANILA (Reuters) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday called for the withdrawal of U.S. special forces troops from a group of islands in the southern Philippines, saying their presence could complicate offensives against Islamist militants notorious for beheading Westerners.
Duterte, who was in the spotlight last week over a televised tirade against the United States and President Barack Obama, said the Americans still in Mindanao were high-value targets for the Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf militants as counter-insurgency operations intensify. Continue reading “Duterte says he wants U.S. special forces out of southern Philippines”
Wolf Street – by Wolf Richter
The ink was barely dry on Dell’s acquisition of EMC, the largest technology deal ever, valued at $67 billion when it was announced in October last year – and already the layoff rumors are oozing from the woodwork.
“People familiar with the company’s plans” told Bloomberg that Dell will cut 2,000 to 3,000 jobs. Continue reading “Dell-EMC to Lay Off 2,000 – 3,000 US Workers after Requesting 5,000 H-1B Visas & Green Cards to Import Foreign Workers”
It’s been 15 years since the September 11, 2001 attacks, but a commercial from a San Antonio mattress store may prove it’s still “too soon.” As part of its “Twin Towers sale,” Miracle Mattress offered to sell any sized mattress for the price of a twin.
A commercial showing Miracle Mattress manager Cherise Bonanno standing in front of two other employees in front of stacks of mattresses relies heavily on Twin Tower references. This marketing tactic blew up in the face of the store and forced them to issue an apology. Continue reading “An unforgettable sale: 9/11 mattress TV commercial catches heat”
Personal Liberty – by Sam Rolley
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive has announced the development of a new government partnership with an anonymous tip app that will allow users to contact the federal agency at the push of a button.
From an ATF press release: Continue reading “ATF pushing government app to report suspect gun owners”
Dozens of birds have fallen from the sky above Boston and died, leaving health inspectors scratching their heads.
City health officials are investigating what caused a total of 47 birds, 12 of which were saved by animal rescuers, to become ill and die suddenly.
The Animal Rescue League of Boston says it went to Bakersfield Street in Dorchester on Thursday after reports the birds – mostly grackles – were dying. Continue reading “Dozens of birds fall from the sky and die in Boston, sparking probe into the mysterious deaths”
Counter Current News – by Jeremiah Jones
A homeless mother who pleaded guilty to fraudulently enrolling her six-year-old son in the wrong school district has been sentenced to five years in prison.
According to Graham Smith with Daily Mail, Tonya McDowell sent her son to an elementary school in Norwalk, Connecticut, instead of her home city of Bridgeport. Continue reading “Homeless Mother Who Sent Six-Year-Old Son To Better School In The Wrong Town Sent To Prison For Five Years”
San Diego’s KUSI ran a special report recently on the border crisis facing America.
Reporter Dan Plante spent the day on the border and came back with a stunning report that first aired on August 17th. Dan says 9 out of 10 illegals are released back on the streets of San Diego. Continue reading “Illegal Immigrants Tell Border Agents “Obama Said It Was OK to Come””
The Press Enterprise
Jurupa Unified School District officials received an unconfirmed report that two Indian Hills Elementary School students were diagnosed with leprosy, which prompted them to send a letter home to parents Friday, Sept. 2.
Though the information has not been confirmed, said Superintendent Elliott Duchon, school district officials decided to send the letter home as a precaution. Continue reading “Unconfirmed reports of leprosy at elementary school prompt parent notification”
The Guardian – by Tom Phillips
China’s leaders have been accused of delivering a calculated diplomatic snub toBarack Obama after the US president was not provided with a staircase to leave his plane during his chaotic arrival in Hangzhou before the start of the G20.
Chinese authorities have rolled out the red carpet for leaders including India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, the South Korean president, Park Geun-hye, Brazil’s president, Michel Temer, and the British prime minister, Theresa May, who touched down on Sunday morning. Continue reading “Barack Obama ‘deliberately snubbed’ by Chinese in chaotic arrival at G20”
A protest against a four-state, $3.8billion oil pipeline turned violent on Saturday after tribal officials say construction crews destroyed Native American burial and cultural sites on private land in southern North Dakota.
Morton County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Donnell Preskey said four private security guards and two guard dogs were injured after several hundred protesters confronted construction crews at the site just outside the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. Continue reading “Violent scenes at North Dakota oil pipeline as Native American protesters claim sacred burial grounds were destroyed by construction crews”
Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden
The California State Assembly recently passed a bill that received minimal recognition by the press, outside of the state, but has substantial negative consequences for basically everyone in the country. Once signed by Jerry Brown, the bill, known as AB 1066, will make California the only state in the entire country to provide overtime wages to ag workers after 8 hours a day or 40 hours per week. This change will add about $1BN annually to the cost of growing food in California which will ultimately be passed along to consumers. And since eating isn’t really optional, this is effectively a $1BN tax that California has decided to levy on the entire country. Worse yet, increasing food prices is essentially the most regressive form of “tax” possible given the disproportionate share of wages spent on food by low-income families. And, while you may not know it, California is an agricultural powerhouse that produces roughly 1/3 of all vegetables consumed in this country and 2/3s of the fruits and nuts. Continue reading “California Just Passed A $1 Billion Tax On The Whole Country That No One Noticed”
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican immigration authorities say 424 migrants from African countries arrived at the southern state of Chiapas over two days last week.
The National Immigration Institute said Tuesday that it has issued them 20-day transit visas that will allow the migrants to reach the U.S.-Mexico border, where they plan to request asylum. Continue reading “Mexico issues transit visas to surge of African migrants”
Fox News – by Todd Starnes
Rodney Ivester, of Corinth, Texas, is the kind of guy you’d like as a neighbor. He maintains a tidy lawn, doesn’t make much of a racket and he flies an American flag.
About three weeks ago, Rodney decided to post another flag alongside Old Glory – to honor law enforcement. It’s a black & white version of the U.S. flag adorned with a blue stripe.
He told me that posting the flag was a small way that he could honor the memory of the five police officers gunned down in Dallas in July. Continue reading “Homeowner told to remove “noxious & offensive” pro-police flag”
Washington Free Beacon – by Elizabeth Harrington
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is spending nearly $1 million to teach refugees how to farm.
New grants announced last week include two projects in Idaho and Kansas to “cultivate the next generation of farmers” by helping refugees get land leases to start their own farms. Continue reading “Feds Spend $1 Million for Refugees to Become Farmers”